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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730895/incidence-treatment-strategies-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-and-without-ongoing-myocardial-ischaemia-results-from-the-czech-3-registry
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Petr Tousek, Klara Staskova, Anna Mala, Martin Sluka, Alexandra Vodzinska, Radek Jancar, Denisa Maluskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome with signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia at first medical contact should be indicated for immediate invasive treatment. AIM: To assess the incidence, treatment strategies and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome in a large unselected cohort of patients with respect to the signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia. METHODS: The CZECH-3 registry included 1754 consecutive patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome to 43 hospitals during a 2-month period in the autumn of 2015...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724945/effect-of-septal-flash-on-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-left-bundle-branch-block-patients-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Guang-Yuan Li, Yong-Huai Wang, Zheng-Yu Guan, Xuan-Yi Jin, Yang Li, Shuang Liu, Chun-Yan Ma, Jun Yang
A leftward motion of the ventricular septum prior to ejection, known as the septal flash (SF), is frequently observed in patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB). We investigated whether the abnormal motion of the ventricular septum affects right ventricle (RV) contractile performance in LBBB patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Forty-four patients with complete LBBB were selected using standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), with 30 healthy individuals serving as controls...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712585/conduction-disturbance-after-isolated-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
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You Mi Hwang, Jun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Minsu Kim, Jongmin Hwang, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Gi Byoung Nam, Kee Joon Choi, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, You Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Conduction disturbances are common in patients with aortic stenosis. We investigated the incidence, reversibility, and prognosis of conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis after isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care center. We evaluated the incidence of conduction disturbances in patients who underwent isolated surgical aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis between January 2005 and May 2015...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711360/false-positive-stemi-activations-in-a-regional-network-comprehensive-analysis-and-clinical-impact-results-from-the-catalonian-codi-infart-network
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Ander Regueiro, Diego Fernández-Rodríguez, Xavier Freixa, Xavier Bosch, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Salvatore Brugaletta, Mercè Roqué, Manel Sabaté, Mónica Masotti
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network activation by a noncardiologist reduces delay times but may increase the rate of false-positive STEMI diagnoses. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact of false-positive activations within the Catalonian STEMI network (Codi Infart). METHODS: From January 2010 through December 2011, all consecutive patients treated within the Codi Infart network were included...
July 12, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708290/rationale-and-design-of-the-adaptresponse-trial-a-prospective-randomized-study-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-preferential-adaptive-left-ventricular-only-pacing
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Gerasimos Filippatos, David Birnie, Michael R Gold, Bart Gerritse, Ahmad Hersi, Sandra Jacobs, Kengo Kusano, Christophe Leclercq, Wilfried Mullens, Bruce L Wilkoff
The AdaptResponse trial is designed to test the hypothesis that preferential adaptive left ventricular-only pacing with the AdaptivCRT(®) algorithm reduces the incidence of the combined endpoint of all-cause mortality and intervention for heart failure (HF) decompensation, compared with conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), among patients with a CRT indication, left bundle branch block (LBBB) and normal atrioventricular (AV) conduction. The AdaptResponse study is a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blinded, multicentre, clinical trial (ClinicalTrials...
July 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706597/an-infrequent-cause-of-apical-ventricular-aneurysm-in-the-united-states
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Mohammed M Taleb
Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) is a late complication of Chagas disease with various manifestations including arrhythmia, heart failure, thromboembolism, and stroke. In a patient with symptoms of heart failure and left ventricular apical aneurysm unexplained by structural heart or coronary vascular abnormalities, CCC should be strongly considered and inquiry made about exposure status. Typical electrocardiographic findings of bundle branch block, complete heart blocks, and ventricular arrhythmia are helpful clues...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701682/prognostic-impact-of-segmental-wall-motion-abnormality-in-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yuichiro Iida, Takayuki Inomata, Toyoji Kaida, Teppei Fujita, Yuki Ikeda, Takeru Nabeta, Shunsuke Ishii, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Junya Ako
The clinical impact of left ventricular (LV) segmental wall motion abnormalities (SWMA) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) has not been well elucidated.Among 100 consecutive IDCM patients with follow-up visits, we enrolled 85 after excluding those with left bundle branch block and/or ventricular pacemaker implantation. LV wall motion was assessed using left ventriculography scored for 7 segments according to the American Heart Association classification as follows: 0, normokinesis; 1, hypokinesis; 2, akinesis; and 3, dyskinesis...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701672/the-shortest-qrs-duration-of-an-electrocardiogram-might-be-an-optimal-electrocardiographic-predictor-for-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Jan-Yow Chen, Kuo-Hung Lin, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Che-Yi Chou
QRS duration has been associated with the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, the methods for defining QRS duration to predict the outcome of CRT have discrepancies in previous reports. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal measurement of QRS duration to predict the response to CRT.Sixty-one patients who received CRT were analyzed. All patients had class III-IV heart failure, left ventricular ejection fraction not more than 35%, and complete left bundle branch block. The shortest, longest, and average QRS durations from the 12 leads of each electrocardiogram (ECG) were measured...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692454/phosphorylation-of-cyfip2-a-component-of-the-wave-regulatory-complex-regulates-dendritic-spine-density-and-neurite-outgrowth-in-cultured-hippocampal-neurons-potentially-by-affecting-the-complex-assembly
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Yeunkum Lee, Doyoun Kim, Jae Ryun Ryu, Yinhua Zhang, Shinhyun Kim, Yoonhee Kim, Bokyoung Lee, Woong Sun, Kihoon Han
Actin dynamics is a critical mechanism underlying many cellular processes in neurons. The heteropentameric WAVE-regulatory complex (WRC), consisting of WAVE, CYFIP1/2, Nap, Abi, and HSPC300, is a key regulator of actin dynamics that activates the Arp2/3 complex to initiate actin polymerization and branching. The WRC is basally inactive because of intermolecular interactions among the components, which can be modulated by bindings of phospholipids and Rac1, and phosphorylations of WAVE and Abi. However, the phosphorylation of other components of WRC and their functional significance remain largely unknown...
August 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691201/combined-myocardial-deformation-to-predict-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Ning Yang, Zhao-Guang Liang, Zhao-Jun Wang, Hui Liu, Chao Chi, Yan-Feng Tian, Shu-Han Qi, Bi-Yu Wang, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: 20-30% of patients do not benefit from CRT when the established selection criteria were applied. We hypothesized that a combined assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony, myocardial deformation and diastolic function would identify patients who would benefit most from CRT. METHOD: In 36 CRT patients, clinical evaluation and echocardiography were performed before and after CRT. Patients were classified into 3 subgroups according to their amount of response: echocardiographic responders, clinical responders, and nonresponders...
July 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688704/long-term-survival-of-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-who-are-hypo-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Himabindu Vidula, Valentina Kutyifa, Scott McNitt, Ilan Goldenberg, Scott D Solomon, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba
Guidelines support cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D) in mild heart failure (HF) patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). However, not all patients demonstrate echocardiographic or clinical response to CRT-D. We aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of echocardiographic hypo-responders and clinical hypo-responders to CRT-D with LBBB in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Five-hundred thirty-four patients with LBBB in the CRT-D arm were followed for 5...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680626/years-of-palpitations-and-a-heart-rate-of-213-beats-per-minute
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Kevin Lee, Joseph Banta, Matthew D'Ambrosio, Apostolos Voudouris, Antonios Tsompanidis
Belhassen tachycardia is the most common idiopathic ventricular tachycardia arising from the left ventricle, classically characterized by a right bundle branch block and left axis deviation. Vigilance for Belhassen tachycardia is essential as intravenous verapamil has proven to be highly efficacious for treating symptomatic patients with this underlying arrhythmia.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677917/recovery-of-atrioventricular-conduction-in-patients-with-heart-block-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Colin A Raelson, James Gabriels, Jonathan Ruan, James E Ip, George Thomas, Christopher F Liu, Jim W Cheung, Bruce B Lerman, Apoor Patel, Steven M Markowitz
INTRODUCTION: Recovery of conduction has been demonstrated in >50% of patients who receive pacemakers (PPMs) for high-degree atrioventricular block (HD-AVB) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Little information is available about the time course of conduction recovery in these patients and if any features predict early recovery of conduction. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent TAVR with balloon and self-expanding valves who required PPMs for HD-AVB...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670186/unusual-dipyridamole-induced-aberrant-conduction-in-the-absence-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Rodolfo Ferrando, Fernando Mut
We report two patients referred to 2 day stress-rest single photon emission computed tomography for diagnosis of ischemia who elicited a transient left bundle branch block during dipyridamole intravenous infusion. The conduction disturbance disappeared after aminophyline infusion and became permanent during follow-up. Possible mechanisms underlying this unusual phenomenon in the absence of myocardial ischemia are discussed.
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667170/isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-masquerading-as-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ventricular-tachycardia
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Auras R Atreya, Mitkumar Patel, Senthil K Sivalingam, Mathias L Stoenescu
A 67-year-old man with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left anterior descending artery (LAD) stent presented with symptomatic monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) at a rate of 190 bpm requiring cardioversion. ECG showed left bundle branch block pattern and inferior axis, suggestive of a right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) focus rather than left ventricular scar due to LAD territory myocardial infarction (MI). Echocardiography showed normal wall motion. Angiography revealed a patent mid-LAD stent. Cardiac MRI with delayed postcontrast sequence revealed several regions of hyperenhancement abnormality within the basal portion of the interventricular septum...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666538/the-relevance-of-looking-for-right-bundle-branch-block-in-catheter-ablation-of-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Laila Gonzalez-Melchor, Santiago Nava, Pedro Iturralde, Manlio F Marquez
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is the most commonly occurring congenital defect associated with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. In patients with Ebstein's anomaly and supraventricular tachycardia, the absence of right bundle branch block (RBBB) in sinus rhythm is a highly sensitive and specific indicator of the presence of an ipsilateral accessory AP. CASE: We present an electrophysiology case of a patient with Ebstein's anomaly and 3 ipsilateral accessory pathways...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666487/mahaim-tachycardia-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Ibrahim Gul, Qamaruddin Roziman, Aamir Hameed Khan
We present the case report of a 22-year man, with incessant palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, and pulsations in his neck for the past 7 months. He was referred to the cardiology unit for workup of wide complex tachycardia (WCT). His echocardiography, 6 months earlier, had demonstrated severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, severe global hypokinesia, mild tricuspid regurgitation (TR), and mild mitral regurgitation (MR) which resolved with medical therapy including beta-blockers. He underwent electrophysiological study, which revealed a decremental right sided atriofascicular pathway causing a WCT with left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology and left axis deviation (LAD, Mahaim tachycardia)...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657912/from-heartbreak-to-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-of-amitriptyline-overdose
#18
William Li, Jivan Lamichhane
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May 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656465/strain-analysis-in-crt-candidates-using-the-novel-segment-length-in-cine-slice-post-processing-technique-on-standard-cmr-cine-images
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Alwin Zweerink, Cornelis P Allaart, Joost P A Kuijer, LiNa Wu, Aernout M Beek, Peter M van de Ven, Mathias Meine, Pierre Croisille, Patrick Clarysse, Albert C van Rossum, Robin Nijveldt
OBJECTIVES: Although myocardial strain analysis is a potential tool to improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), there is currently no validated clinical approach to derive segmental strains. We evaluated the novel segment length in cine (SLICE) technique to derive segmental strains from standard cardiovascular MR (CMR) cine images in CRT candidates. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with left bundle branch block underwent CMR examination including cine imaging and myocardial tagging (CMR-TAG)...
June 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652528/electrophysiological-characteristics-and-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-treatment-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-successfully-ablated-from-the-ostium-of-the-coronary-sinus
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Yoshiaki Yui, Yukio Sekiguchi, Akihiko Nogami, Hiro Yamasaki, Takeshi Machino, Kenji Kuroki, Miyako Igarashi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) rarely arise from the epicardium at the crux of the heart. However, the electrophysiological characteristics of VAs successfully ablated from the ostium of the coronary sinus (CSO) have not yet been documented.Methods and Results:Electrocardiographic and electrophysiological data were analyzed in patients with idiopathic VAs successfully ablated from the CSO.Among 309 patients with idiopathic VAs treated with radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA), 6 (1...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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